Taste of Tuesday | Empire of Night (Age of Legends #2) by Kelley Armstrong

empire of night

Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were.

Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the children of Edgewood—accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of imperial warriors. But the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on all their influence and power to overcome deadly enemies—not all of them human—and even avert an all-out war

I’ve been a huge Kelley Armstrong fan for a long time now – Partially because she’s Canadian, but also because all her books and novellas have had incredibly strong female main characters (and secondary ones too!). Women who can be their own heroes, solve the problems and challenges that face them, and who don’t necessarily need a love interest to get things done (Although, props to Armstrong for being able to give these women companions and partners who not only compliment their strength, but also are equal to their ladies) – That’s what Armstrong writes.

The Ages of Legends series is no different. Ashyn and Moria are twin sisters who are designated the protectors of their small community – Edgewood. The first book (Sea of Shadows) uses the backdrop of (what I assume) Aokigahara Forest in Japan. Aokigahara is known for bring the second most popular place (in the world) to commit suicide. Moria and Ashyn are born with gifts to help the spirits of Edgewood forest move on, and ensure that they (the spirits) don’t do harm to anyone. Each girl showcases her power and strength in different ways – Moria being the more brash of the two, and Ashyn being more docile and soft. They compliment each other so well.

I’m really looking forward to this second book, especially knowing how the first ended. If you haven’t picked up this series yet, I would highly recommend it! A little bit of supernatural mythology mixed with intriguing history, and fantastic female leads, makes for an excellent story!


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